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Diamond Rings Special Affections Re-Release

I’ve been listening to the recently re-released Diamond Rings album Special Affections a lot this week (Astralwerks Records). I even featured an acoustic version of “Something Else” on Global Twang Vol. 5 on Monday. For those of you  familiar with Diamond Rings already, I know that featuring the band on a Global Twang roundup is kind of a stretch but the track fit so I put it on there. For those of you unfamiliar with Diamond Rings up to this point, that track was more or less a one off to the more typical Diamond Rings 80’s inspired synth-pop sound.

In support of the album re-release, Diamond Rings will be touring North America with Twin Shadow. The “Clean Cuts” tour kicks off in Philadelphia on Sept 4, then it will loop around the country and end up in New York City on October 7th.

Here are a few tracks from Diamond Rings and the current tour dates:

[audio:http://thenewlofi.com/wp-content/audio/2011/07/Diamond-Rings-Something-Else.mp3|titles=Diamond Rings – Something Else]
Diamond Rings – Something Else
[audio:http://thenewlofi.com/wp-content/audio/2011/07/Diamond-Rings-All-Yr-Songs.mp3|titles=Diamond Rings – All Yr Songs]
Diamond Rings – All Yr Songs
[audio:http://thenewlofi.com/wp-content/audio/2011/07/Diamond-Rings-Wait-And-See.mp3
|titles=Diamond Rings – Wait And See]
Diamond Rings – Wait And See
[audio:http://thenewlofi.com/wp-content/audio/2011/07/Diamond-Rings-Remix-handsome_furs_what_about_us.mp3|titles=Diamond Rings – What About Us (Handsome Furs)]
Diamond Rings – What About Us (Handsome Furs)
[audio:http://thenewlofi.com/wp-content/audio/2011/07/Diamond-Rings-Something-Else-Acoustic.mp3|titles=Diamond Rings – Something Else (Acoustic)]
Diamond Rings – Something Else (Acoustic)

09/04 Bamboo Bar, Philadelphia PA*
09/06 Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ
09/07 Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington DC* 09/08
09/08 Ottobar, Baltimore, MD*
09/10 The Earl, Atlanta, GA*
09/12 The Bottletree, Birmingham, AL
09/13 Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA*
09/15 Fitzgeralds, Houston, TX*
09/18 Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX*
09/20 Casbah, San Diego, CA*
09/21 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA*
09/24 Henry Miller Memorial Library, Big Sur, CA*
09/25 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
09/26 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR*
09/27 Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA*
10/01 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN*
10/03 The Mod Club, Toronto, ON*
10/06 Paradise, Boston, MA*
10/07 Webster Hall, New York, NY*

* w/ Twin Shadow